Cardamom Carrots Recipe
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Cardamom Carrots Recipe

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"These slightly sweet carrots with a hint of cardamom go over big whenever I serve them. They're particularly nice at holidays," says field editor Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds carrots, cut into 2-inch julienned strips
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 126 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water, carrots and salt to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, combine the butter, brown sugar, cardamom and orange peel. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Add carrots; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cardamom Carrots in Taste of Home October/November 2003, p13

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kasfam User ID: 6610734 90025
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"I loved the recipe, others say it's too sweet. I wouldn't change a thing."

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